This edition of Paris à la nage (Open Swim Stars Paris) features 3 swimming contests in Bassin de La Villette in the 19th arrondissement of Paris and Canal de l'Ourcq - Pantin. This initiative aims to bring up to date the traditional race La Traversée de Paris à la nage, the mythic nautical rendezvous begun in1905 to post Second World War on the banks of the Seine River.
Related : Outdoor swimming in Paris Bassin de la Villette
In total, Paris à la nage proposes 5 races. On Saturday, 17h june, 2016, Canal de l'Ourcq Pantin you can attend the 5 kilometer race and on Sunday, June, 18th the 1 and 2 kilometer races from 10:30. 500 swimmers will be expected for the 5 kilometer race and 1000 for the 1 and 2 kilometer race.
Registration on line for Paris à la nage. Attention, numbers of participants is limited !
Non licensee swimmers, - French Swimming Federation, Triathlon or Handisport Natation - wishing to register, must present a medical certificate of non-contraindication for the practice of swimming in competition.
On the occasion of your visit to Paris à la nage, you will be able to enjoy many activities at Bassin de La Villette during summer time : outdoor cafés and restaurants, theme cruises on Ourcq Canal and boat rental without license, shuttles starting from Bassin de La Villette, promenades, etc.